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Pro-life bench trashed again

Peterborough Pro-Life's bench-ad on Water Street just south of Trent University and across from Tim Hortons was trashed on Tuesday night, December 8. This is the third time this bench has been vandalized. The first time, the vandals spray-painted the contact telephone number for the help line. The second time, the culprits gouged out the eyes of the baby in the picture.  This latest attack left the message on the sign blacked out by the words "Pro choice'. Some words were also painted over leaving the statement, "Take my Life". Vandalism is itself a crime but I wonder if this might even be considered a hate crime.

The bench is directed toward women who are contemplating abortion to end the life of their unborn little one. Featured is the picture of a young baby with its hand extended toward a caption: "Take my hand not my life". The sign also provides a national '800' number answered by the Crisis Pregnancy Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They can help the mother to find emergency support facilities in the municipality from where she is calling.

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